AFOS Academy 2023
October 9-10, 2023
We are excited to be back in New Orleans, LA just prior to the American Academy of Optometry meeting.
Early Bird Registration NOW open for the 2023 AFOS meeting October 9-10th at the InterContinental Hotel New Orleans.
We have secured a special package that allows you to register for both the AFOS meeting and the American Academy of Optometry meeting (AAO) at one bundled rate. To register go to the Academy website and choose the AFOS/AAO Bundle.
|AFOS Meeting will begin on Monday, October 9 and run through the day on Tuesday, October 10 followed by the AAO Meeting October 11-14, 2023.|
|The 2023 AFOS Meeting will be held at the InterContinental on Oct 9-10. The AAO Meeting will be at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.|
Meeting Dress Requirements
* Air Force: Service Dress for both meetings. Civilian clothes are authorized on travel days.
- Air Force members traveling in a Permissive Temporary Duty (PTDY) status are not required to wear their uniform.
* Army: ASU or AGSU for both meetings. Civilian attire is appropriate for day of arrival and departure for Army members.
- Class A (with jacket)
- Army members traveling in a Permissive Temporary Duty (PTDY) or Leave status are not required to wear the uniform.
- USPHS members traveling in a Permissive Temporary Duty (PTDY) status are not required to wear their uniform.
AFOS AAO 2023 Agenda
Monday, October 9th: AFOS Federal Service Optometry Program (4 hrs CE)
|1100 – 1700||Registration and packet pick-up for attendees|
|1100 - 1200||
Ophthalogix presents "Amnion Membrane in Routine Optometric Practice" by Dr. Alexander Kabiri (1 hr COPE)
|1130 - 1230||
Exhibit Hall Opening
|1230 - 1320|
|1320 - 1400||
Exhibit Hall Break
|1400 - 1450||
|1500 - 1550|
|1550 - 1620||
Exhibit Hall Break
|1620 - 1710|
|1800 - 2100||
Tuesday, October 10th: AFOS Federal Service Optometry Program (8+ hrs CE)
|0700 – 1200||Registration and packet pick-up for attendees|
|0700 – 0800||Breakfast and Exhibit Hall Session|
|0800 – 0940||
"AFOS Service Breakout Sessions" (2 hrs COPE) by Col Darren Rhoton; Col Jennifer Carver; COL Kenney Wells; CAPT Robert Senko; CAPT Greg Smith; and Dr. Jeanette Varanelli
|0940 – 1020||Exhibit Hall Break|
|1020 - 1110|
|1120 - 1210||"Zeiss Genesis course" by Dr. Marcus Coyler (1 hr COPE)|
|1120 - 1210||CooperVision presents... by Dr. Ashley Tucker (1 hr CE)|
|1210 - 1300||Exhibit Hall Break and Lunch|
|1300 - 1440||
“Intense Pulsed Light: Understanding treatment mechanism and therapeutic applications” by Dr. Marc Meyer (2 hr COPE)
|1300 - 1350||
Johnson & Johnson Vision presents " (1 hr CE)
|1400 - 1450||“Mindful Optometry” by Dr. Andrew Archila (1 hr COPE)|
|1530 - 1620||
“Photophobia – when light hurts after brain injury, migraine and beyond” by Dr. Jacqueline Theis (1 hr COPE)
|1530 - 1620|
|1630 – 1720||
“Neurologic “Dry” Eye” by Dr. Jacqueline Theis (1 hr COPE)
|1630 – 1720|
|1730 - 1930||
Force Generation and Opportunities in Academic Optometry” by Drs. Kevin Jackson, Andrew Archila, and Christopher Alferez (1 hr COPE) and Career Transition Panel Discussion (1 hr CE)
1945 - 2200
|AFOS Membership and Awards Reception!|
** Important information regarding making your Hotel Reservations **
InterContinental New Orleans
We will be hosting our meeting at the InterContinental New Orleans and have secured a government-rate room block for our attendees.
After you register for the AFOS/AAO Meeting through the AAO website, you should receive an email confirmation. Within that confirmation email there should be a link to make a hotel reservation. Make sure to click on the "AFOS Government Rate" block.
If you do not receive the link in your registration receipt email or are having difficulties making your hotel reservation, please contact Dr. Wright
Government Rate is currently $158 but will be updated later this year.